Apple Transporter and Microsoft Remote Desktop Gain Native M1 Mac Support

Apple has updated its Transporter app for developers with native support for Apple silicon Macs, while Microsoft has done the same for its Remote Desktop app.

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The Transporter app lets developers drag and drop binaries for quick upload to App Store Connect and easily view details like progress, warnings, errors, and delivery history.

The added support for Apple silicon means developers working on an M1-equipped Mac mini, MacBook Air, or 13-inch MacBook Pro should see a significant performance improvement when carrying out the above tasks, not to mention better battery efficiency.

Version 1.2.1 of Transporter also brings stability improvements and bug fixes. Transporter is available as a free download on the Mac App Store.

Microsoft continues its work to bring native M1 support to its Mac apps, with its Remote Desktop being the latest to benefit. The app is designed to give Mac users access to a Windows PC via RemoteFX, and includes the ability to access local Mac files from Windows applications as well as printer capabilities.

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As with Transporter, the same general improvements that come with Apple silicon support should apply to the latest version of Remote Desktop, version 10.6.0 of which also brings client-side IME support when using Unicode keyboard mode and bug fixes. Remote Desktop is available as a free download from the Mac App Store.

(Via The 8-Bit.)

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wanha Avatar
14 months ago
“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? ...That is the sound of inevitability.”
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Sasparilla Avatar
14 months ago
Nice to see. Gradually most of the things we use or may want to use will get ported.

JMHO, Intel has probably paid Microsoft quite a penny to not release Windows on ARM (Microsoft has had it as a non release for quite a while now), but guessing it'll eventually come as well.
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thunng8 Avatar
14 months ago

A general question. Are Apple developers considered skilful compared to the rest of the industry? Versus Microsoft, Google, Oracle, that sort of thing. Do they write good code?
They write approx 12.87x better code than the rest :)
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14 months ago

“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? ...That is the sound of inevitability.”
My name is NEO!

Well it’s not, but I like to imagine it is...
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